7 weeks later and I am now back home. It is amazing the difference that the dance program has made in the Land O’ Lakes Community. This last week was the last week of the second session and the students and families were not shy about expressing how thankful they were that they could be a part of the LOLA Summer Dance Program. I believe that helping to fulfill this task was a truly amazing and unique experience. Most of the time when you do something to make a change for the better, you don’t get the chance to hear the thank you’s and how much you made a difference, but that was not the case up in Land O’ Lakes. I received more acceptance and gratitude than I could have ever imagined and it makes me even more excited to make sure that the program is able to continue in years to come. Not only am I excited to keep it going for the community in northern Wisconsin, but also to give more Whitewater students the opportunity to share and be part of the wonderful experience that I had. Barb and I have already talked to board members of LOLA on ways to keep the program going and possible funding/grants, but there is still much to do. The teaching aspect of the project is over for summer and now it is time to continue working on how to sustain such a program in a smaller community where there are limits on funding and monies. I have encountered several amazing people this summer that won’t be forgotten. I would like to end this blog by giving one more warm thank you to Seth for taking time to stop by class. It was great to see a familiar face and be able to talk afterward about different experiences. Hope you enjoyed the area! It is one that I hope to see again
Hm, Once again I tried to upload photos, but it is saying that it exceeds the amount of space for this site. Is anybody else having this problem?